poor boy lyrics – electric light orchestra

never sing for my supper
i never help my neighbour
never do what is proper
for my share of labour.
i’m a poor boy
and i’m a rover
count your coins and
throw them over my shoulder
i may grow older
n*body knows
how cold it grows
and n*body sees
how shaky my knees
n*body cares
how steep my stairs
and n*body smiles
if i cross their stiles.
oh poor boy
so sorry for himself
oh poor boy
so worried for his health.
you may say every day
where will he stay tonight.
never know what i came for
seems that i’ve forgotten
never ask what i came for
or how i was begotten.
i’m a poor boy
and i’m a ranger
things i say
may seem stranger than sunday
changing to monday.
n*body knows
how cold it flows
and n*body feels
the worn down heels
n*body’s eyes
make the skies
n*body spreads
their aching heads.
oh poor boy
so worried for his life
oh poor boy
so keen to take a wife.
he’s a mess but he’ll say yes
if you just dress in white.
n*body knows how cold it blows
and n*body sees
how shaky my knees
n*body cares
how steep my stairs
and n*body smiles
if you cross their stiles.
oh poor boy
so sorry for himself
oh poor boy
so worried for his health.
you may say every day
where will he stay tonight.
oh poor boy
so worried for his life
oh poor boy
so keen to take a wife.
oh poor boy
so sorry for himself
oh poor boy
so worried for his health
oh poor boy.

/ electric light orchestra lyrics